A few people have asked about the proper way to care for their Spartan Oil stoneware bottle. Fortunately, cleaning and caring for it are pretty simple.
The bottle should be cleaned before it is refilled. To clean it, simply rinse the bottle with hot water and hand wash it with a bottle brush and dish soap. Do not use anything hard inside the bottle, which could mar the glaze on the interior. Be sure to allow the bottle to completely dry before adding in any olive oil.
Stoneware bottles are naturally durable and require little care. However, there are some key precautions that can extend the life of the bottle. Hand-washing the bottle is important. In addition, avoid situations which could cause the bottle interior or exterior to chip or crack. Small chips on the exterior are usually harmless, but if you find a small crack, pour the oil into another container and get a new stoneware bottle. Small cracks will turn into large cracks and large cracks turn into pools of oil on your counter.
This covers the basics, but if you have any specific questions, feel free to contact us. We'd be happy to help.